MX-5 at COTA: 2 Challenger Cups for Flatout’s Belluardo!
Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich Tires. Say that five times fast.
Speaking of fast: The uber-competitive spec series kicked off March 24 and 25 at Circuit of the Americas, and we brought home some hardware! Charlie Belluardo took the Challenger Cup, presented by Monticello Motor Club, both Saturday and Sunday. “It means a lot to win the inaugural event of the Challenger class,” Belluardo told Racer Magazine. “I happen to be a member of Monticello Motor Club, so Ari [Straus, managing partner MMC] and the gang will be very happy! It was a great race with a lot of tough competitors. The team was awesome – Flatout Motorsports did a great job – and MX-5 Cup is the way to go!”
Flatout hotshoe Matt Koskinen was fast as well. A couple of bad breaks pushed him back in Sunday’s race, but on Saturday he climbed an impressive eight spots in the field.
This is great racing, and we can’t wait for more. To lock onto this incredible series, check out Mazda’s encyclopedic website.